Friday, May 26, 2006
adventures in san sebastian
we're on the northern coast of spain, in basque country, and it's beautiful. our hotel overlooks the ocean, as you can see from the picture.
today on the beach, em (my sister, travelling with us) and i were approached several times by a sketchy guy who was pretty aggressive. maybe he was asking for money, maybe he wanted something else, anyway, things got really weird when he knelt down on the sand in front of me (i was sitting on the sand) and was so pushy and rude in my face that i yelled, "go away," "leave us alone," and when that didn't work, "fuck off!" he got really mad, and returned the expression multiple times, but he left.
i felt upset for a while afterward. a cafe con leche took the edge off. it was really weird. ANYway. welcome to spain.
otherwise, its been a wonderful time. we went to the guggenheim museum in bilbao yesterday, and it was really beautiful. they have killer coffee in the restaurant. best of the trip. i'd go back just for that. there was a wonderful exhibit of russian art, some of which has never been out of russia until now. lots of modern art. here's the link for you art buffs.
can't wait to see you all in omaha when we get back june 3. let's take up permanent residence at the cork and bottle.